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Meridian Hill Park, Bounded by Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Euclid & W Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title
Meridian Hill Park, Bounded by Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Euclid & W Street, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Location
Euclid & W Street, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-532
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-64).
Building/structure dates: 1936 initial construction
National Register Number: 74000273
Significance: Located between 15th, 16th W, and Euclid Streets, NW is one of the most distinguished examples of Landscape design in Washington. The Hilly Terrain of the Twelve Acre Site and the beaux-arts training of the designers produced a design that is an elaborate architectural composition as well as a landscaped park. Among the major features are the mall, the Italianate cascade, the Great Terrace and the monument to President Buchanan. The architectural elements are constructed with exposed pebble concrete, and represent some of the earliest uses of this material in the United States.

Subjects
Parks


Related Names
Burnap, George
Peaslee, Horace W.
Earley, John H.
Vitale, Ferruccio


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SIXTEENTH STREET NICHE, SHOWING PARK NAME, August 1976
2. SIXTEENTH STREET NICHE, FOUNTAIN IN OPERATION, summer 1985
3. SIXTEENTH STREET ENTRANCE TO LOWER TERRACE, LOOKING EAST, February 1976
4. LOWER TERRACE LOOKING EAST, SHOWING POOL AND PRESIDENT BUCHANAN MEMORIAL, February 1976
5. BUCHANAN MEMORIAL, CLOSE UP, summer 1985
6. LOWER TERRACE, LOOKING WEST FROM BUCHANAN MEMORIAL, NOTE HUMAN-SCALE CHESS BOARD, August 1976
7. CASCADE, LOOKING NORTH, EXEDRA IN FOREGROUND, February 1976
8. CASCADE FROM ABOVE, LOOKING SOUTH, August 1976
9. LOWER TERRACE POOL, LOOKING SOUTH, EXEDRA IN BACKGROUND, summer 1985
10. Photocopy of photograph by Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, DC. Date and photographer unknown. LOWER TERRACE POOL, CASCADE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, SHOWS EXEDRA WITH ARMILLARY SPHERE
11. Photocopy of photograph by Commission of Fine Arts, Washington, DC. Date and photographer unknown. CLOSE UP OF ARMILLARY SPHERE
12. Photocopy of photograph, National Park Service, US Department of Interior, Washington, DC. Photograph No. 9525-A, 15 December 1965 ARMILLARY SPHERE AT EXEDRA
13. ENTRANCE AT FIFTEENTH AND W STREETS, N.W., NOTE TEXTURES, August 1976
14. ENTRANCE AT FIFTEENTH AND W STREETS, N.W., NOTE MOLDED CONCRETE FORMS, August 1976
15. PATHWAY ABOVE W STREET, URNS AND BALUSTRADE, August 1976
16. LOWER TERRACE POOL, CASCADE, LOOKING NORTH, August 1976
17. LOWER TERRACE POOL, CASCADE, LOOKING NORTH, CLOSE UP, August 1976
18. CLOSE UP OF CASCADE, LOOKING NORTH, February 1976
19. CASCADE FROM ABOVE, LOOKING SOUTH, February 1976
20. Photocopy of National Park Service photograph, US Department of Interior, Washington, DC. Photograph No. 8005.B, 4 July 1963. CASCADE FROM ABOVE
21. WEST ASCENT, August 1976
22. LOOKING EAST NEAR MID-CASCADE CROSS AXIS FROM WEST ASCENT, October 1987
23. CROSS AXIS AT CASCADE, NOTE PAVING PATTERN, August 1976
24. NICHE IN GREAT WALL AT TOP OF WEST ASCENT, NOTE SHELL SPILL, October 1987
25. GREAT WALL SHOWING CENTRAL MOTIF, August 1976
26. EAST ASCENT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST TOWARD STATUE OF DANTE, August 1976
27. DANTE MEMORIAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, February 1976
28. DANTE MEMORIAL, LOOKING NORTH, summer 1985
29. BOWL FOUNTAIN, GREAT TERRACE, WEST END, October 1987
30. BALUSTRADE AT GREAT TERRACE, February 1976
31. STAIRWAY AT GREAT TERRACE, LOOKING WEST, October 1987
32. JOAN OF ARC ON THE GREAT TERRACE, October 1987
33. UPPER PARK, LOOKING NORTHEAST, August 1976
34. UPPER PARK LOOKING SOUTH EAST FROM NORTH END, October 1987
35. LINDEN WALK BEFORE LARGE TREES WERE CUT, August 1976
36. LINDEN WALK WITH NEW TREES, summer 1985
37. STAIRS TO ENTRANCE AT SIXTEENTH STREET FROM UPPER MALL PARK, LOOKING NORTH, August 1976
38. STAIRS FROM ENTRANCE AT SIXTEENTH STREET TO UPPER MALL PARK, LOOKING SOUTH, summer 1985
39. ENTRANCE TO UPPER MALL PARK AT SIXTEENTH STREET, February 1976
40. SERENITY, LOCATED NEAR UPPER SIXTEENTH STREET ENTRANCE, February 1976
41. PARKING AT FIFTEENTH STREET ENTRANCE TO UPPER PARK, August 1976
42. FIFTEENTH STREET ENTRANCE TO UPPER PARK, CLOSE UP, August 1976
43. NICHE AT NORTH BOUNDARY OF PARK, October 1987
44. EXPOSED-AGGREGATE CONCRETE, MIXED SIZES, August 1976
45. EXPOSED-AGGREGATE CONCRETE AT NICHE, NORTH BOUNDARY, SEVERAL TEXTURES POURED AT ONE TIME, October 1987
46. DETAIL OF FENCE AT NORTH BOUNDARY, SHOWING MERIDIAN, OR ARMILLARY SPHERE SYMBOL, October 1987
47. EXEDRA, MODEL FOR THE COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS
48. CASCADE AND GREAT WALL, MODEL FOR THE COMMISSION OF FINE ARTS
49. SIXTEENTH STREET WALL, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
50. GREAT WALL, UNDER CONSTRUCTION
51. ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE, IN PLACE


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